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Puritan Awarded Two New Flocked Swab Patents in Japan

Puritan Awarded Japanese Patents for Flocked Swabs

January 07, 2014 | GUILFORD, ME (U.S.) - We’re happy to announce that Puritan Medical Products has recently been awarded two new Japanese patents for our high-performance flocked swabs

With previous device and method patents in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia, this recognition brings our total number of international patents to ten; with patents pending in China.

“As our high-performance devices and proprietary methods continue to distinguish Puritan in the industry, we’re expanding into a greater number of international markets,” said Timothy Templet, Puritan's Executive Vice President of Global Sales. “Japan’s patent awards speak to our growing recognition as one of the most trusted manufacturers of single-use medical products worldwide.”

The Japanese patent numbers are as follows:

HydraFlock® swab: No. 2012-522818
PurFlock Ultra® swab: No. 2012-522817

Our HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® flocked swabs are differentiated from other flocked swabs on the market by our proprietary flocking process which creates a specialized three-dimensional microstructure shown to demonstrate superior absorption and elution.

Our HydraFlock® flocked swabs have been shown to be the most efficient swab on the market. HydraFlock® swabs, created for use with our liquid amies bacterial transport systems, are designed to be used for the collection and transport of clinically significant bacteria.

Our PurFlock Ultra® flocked swabs have been designed for use with our Puritan’s UniTranz-RT™ universal transport medium systems for the collection, preservation, and transport of viruses, chlamydia, mycoplasma, and ureaplasma specimens.

HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® swabs may be purchased individually, or as a part of our viral or bacterial transport systems.

Want more information about our flocked swabs or other high-performance specimen collection devices? Contact a knowledgable product specialist today.

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